- Jun 16, 2009
Condescending?Colm.Murphy said:Don't be so condescending.
If JV wants to come down in the cellar for a big-boy talk, then he should be prepared to get his nose a bit bloodied when he prances around the natural questions that follow.
The interpretation of the email and its pertinent points can and should be questioned. No one in this sport is above reproach. Not even Monsieur Ascot himself. Beg pardon but until he redresses what are fair and valid questions, he is avoiding the issue, despite sprinkling "transparency" potion on the leaked email.
Sorry, perhaps I should have made it clearer (since I am talking to big-boys apparently).
I directly and clearly responded to the argument that there is something worth looking at in "perception is reality" and you have turned that into my comments apparently being applied to the entire email. Nice one.
I at no time suggested that anyone in cycling should be blanket believed for what they say. What many in this thread have pointed out though is this very simple point:
Just because you don't trust someone, doesn't mean that everything they do actually IS machiavelian.
Anyone trying to make an issue out of "perception is reality" is explicitly attempting to ignore the blatant pieces in bold below that clearly explain it (and generally on the face of it reinforce Garmin's apparent attempts to ensure that the team is clean (after all - this was an INTERNAL email)
Second, please understand that this is about perception rather than
reality. Of course we all know the "perception is reality" thing, so
know too that while we trust everyone this issue is quite important.
The ACE data is not available to you directly because a major
criticism leveled against ACE is that it is a system put in place to
insure none of you test positive and is really a system that "aids
and abets" doping. ACE does sort of walk a fine line when you think
about it like that. If we gave you real time access to the data,
then it could of course actually be used in that manner which is
obviously not our desire or intent. So obviously much of this has to
do with perceptions outsiders may have.